Hietala Jaakko

Jaakko Hietala

Managing Partner Finland


Jaakko has an excellent reputation as a leading real estate lawyer.

Jaakko is the managing partner in our Helsinki office, and the head of the Finnish Real Estate group as well as head of the Nordic Real Estate and Infrastructure Group.

He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate, real estate and employment and benefits matters. His expertise includes real estate transactions, complex development projects and advising providers of finance, as well as investors and other borrowers, in connection with real estate transactions. Jaakko also has vast experience and an outstanding reputation in advising on large scale industrial development projects, including site acquisition, construction and other development matters and environmental as well as other permitting issues.

Additionally, Jaakko is experienced in the field of sports and entertainment, and provides advice to an impressive range of clients including the leading organisers of live concerts and motorsports events in Finland. 

He has been acknowledged as one of the leading real estate practitioners in Finland in the most notable international directories (Chambers and Partners, EMEA Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers).

Jaakko is an active member of the Finnish Industrial Property Rights Association, Finnish Association for Arbitration and the Association of Board Professionals. Jaakko’s positions of trust include, among others, the chairmanship at the Real Estate Board of the University of Helsinki as well as the chairmanship of the Court of Appeal at the AKK Motorsports ry (Finnish Automobile Sports Federation).

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. "He has exceptional expertise in the Finnish real estate legislation combined with in-depth understanding on global market trends."

    Chambers Europe Real estate 2017
  2. "Practice head Jaakko Hietala is recommended."

    EMEA Legal 500 Real Estate 2017
  3. "He's very pragmatic and commercially oriented – very easy to work with and has a nice personality."

    Chambers Europe, Real Estate, 2016